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Arkansas State Hospital

Arkansas State Hospital

The Arkansas State Hospital (ASH) is the only state operated acute psychiatric inpatient hospital. ASH’s primary mission is to provide psychiatric services that promote recovery in a safe and caring environment. We are licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and are accredited by Joint Commission. The hospital has nine units and 222 patient beds in that serve adult forensic and adolescent patients.

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Arkansas State Hospital Facility Administrator

James Scoggins – 501-686-9000

Patient Visitation
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Education and Training
ASH is committed to the education of mental health providers and serves as a training site for nursing, medical, social work, and psychology students and trainees. Many members of our clinical staff serve on the faculties of UAMS and other local universities. Nursing students from several local schools spend clinical time at ASH, and University of Arkansas – Little Rock social work graduate students participate in clinical internships. ASH has a Psychology Doctoral Internship Program, a Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. ASH is a clinical site for UAMS’s General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residencies, and is the primary clinical site for the UAMS Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Forensic Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (not available for 2020-2021)

Psychology Doctoral Internship Program
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SMI Psychology Fellowship
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Arkansas State Hospital Client Charge Master

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*Disclaimer: These prices represent ASH’s standard charges and do not necessarily represent the patient’s out-of-pocket expense. The actual patient responsibility can vary significantly due to a variety of reasons, including patient insurance benefits or financial assistance. If you would like to obtain an estimate of patient liability for a service, please contact Annette Farrar at 501-251-6399.